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September 2 2014

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39 posts tagged "Valentino"

Re-Create Catherine Bellis’ Winning Ponytail

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Wild card Catherine Bellis made history yesterday when she beat out Dominika Cibulkova, a player ranked 13th in the world, in the first round of the U.S. Open. The 15-year-old is the youngest player to win a match at the tournament since Anna Kournikova in 1996—a record set before Bellis was even born. The teenager’s beauty moves were just as on-point as her game: She wore a banded ponytail seen on the runway at Valentino’s Fall ’14 show. Here, hair pro Guido Palau breaks down how to get the winning look.

1. Apply Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer and Guts 10 root-targeted volume spray to damp hair.

2. Blow strands straight with a natural bristle brush and create a clean center part.

3. Comb hair straight back, creating a slight lift at the crown, and then gather the length into a low ponytail.

4. Place elastics every 2 to 3 inches down the ponytail and pull strands gently between each band to create a “puff.”

5. Finish with Redken Control Addict 28 finishing spray. Tennis visor optional.

DIY Rihanna’s Epic Ponytail

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Real-life beauty trends don’t always reflect what we see on the runways, but when it comes to Rihanna, ordinary rules don’t apply. The bona fide fashion icon recently stepped out in NYC sporting cutoffs, a fistful of designer bags, and a superlong ponytail similar to the ones we spotted at Chanel, Kenzo, Valentino, and Bottega Veneta. Selena Gomez tried the trend, too, tying off her sleek pony with a simple black ribbon at the Teen Choice Awards last week. We’re guessing faux strands played a part in both cases, but anyone can go to great lengths by following the steps hair pro Guido Palau took backstage at Bottega: Blow-dry damp hair with a smoothing lotion (like Redken Align) and use a flatiron for sleekness. Part as desired (Rihanna and Selena both divided down the center) and secure your tail at ear level with an elastic. For extra fullness, wrap the base with extensions—hiding the evidence with a small section of hair wound around the band. Want a blunt, clean finish like Selena’s? Hack off the ends with scissors. To get RiRi’s undone look, pull a few pieces out around your face, give the crown a tug for volume, and leave the ends intact.

Photos: Getty

Skip the Elastic and Try This Ponytail Trick Seen at Valentino Couture Instead

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valentino-couture“It’s Ophelia,” said makeup pro Pat McGrath of the “serenely beautiful, ethereal girls” at Valentino. The overall effect was centered on pale, highlighted skin and deft contouring. McGrath used light gray shades around the eyes and a white hue on the lids, sweeping brown mascara through lashes as a finishing touch. A tiny bit of concealer to perfect complexions, a dash of lip balm, and it was done. “It’s about sculpting with light and shade,” she noted.

To make hair appear wet, Guido Palau misted Redken Shine Flash all over before crafting waves with a series of clips—ultimately leaving strands down save for a small section twisted around the length like a loose ponytail holder. (We suggest you steal this move straight off the runway and whip it out next time you find yourself missing an elastic or simply want to pull back curls without creating a dent.) “The beauty of the Valentino woman is very well defined: She’s always very serene and feminine,” Palau explained of the finished package.

Photo: Gianni Pucci/ Indigitalimages.com

Today’s Top Hair Stories Are Both Short and Long

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Superlong strands and cropped cuts are currently trending. Beyoncé stepped out yesterday sporting gold braids that grazed her waistline (recalling her Destiny’s Child days, perhaps?). Going to great lengths, however, is not a new beauty movement started by the Queen—epic ponytails were seen on the runway at both Valentino’s and Chanel’s Fall 2014 shows. On the flip side, model Sasha Luss (pictured top and bottom left) and British songstress Ellie Goulding (bottom right) opted for chops. Whether they voluntarily shed a few inches in time for summer or made significant snips to sever the damage that bleach often wreaks on hair is up for debate. All we know is they could have bettered their chances by adhering to our prescription for platinum blonds.

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Photos: Indigital; Courtesy of BFAnyc.com; Beyonce-legion.com

Lady Gaga Goes to Great Lengths

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Celebrity Sightings In New York City - March 24, 2014Long tails were certainly on trend for Fall 2014 (Valentino, Chanel, and Kenzo, for starters), but Lady Gaga’s thigh-length pony takes it to extremes. And honestly, we’d expect nothing less from a woman in a pink glitter tuxedo and supersized cartwheel hat. Should her Prince Charming-of-the-moment Taylor Kinney not be able to scale the fire escape (or take the elevator to whatever New York City tower she currently resides in), her long, platinum strands should do the job in a pinch.

Photo: Getty